Online vendors in China have come up with some brilliant ways to sell Capcom’s banned Resident Evil 2 Remake.
With China being notoriously strict about the kind of video games it citizens are allowed to enjoy, it’s no surprise that Capcom’s bloody and gorific Resident Evil 2 Remake has been banned by the country’s government. However, despite not being “officially” available, some online vendors have come up with ingenious methods to still sell it there.
As reported by Abacus News, a bunch of Chinese vendors have been selling Resident Evil 2 by concealing its identity behind different box arts and titles to avoid attention from government authorities. Some of the brilliant titles that have been used are January 25th (the remake’s worldwide release date), Come Beat Me 2, Fried Cold Rice 2, Biochemical Crisis, and – my absolute favourite – First Day On The Job At The Police Station: Remake.
In addition to using false names that are way better than the official title, Chinese vendors have also resorted to advertising and selling Resident Evil 2 as Plants Vs. Zombies. They’ve also come up with their own box arts, which – as you can see below – are masterpieces that should be put in a museum.
Source: Abacus News
Resident Evil 2 Remake is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If you’re not sensitive to someone’s hand not joining in on stroking the game’s already erect you know what, then you can see what nobody admits about the nostalgia rush here.